Hate Commuting? Here's 3 Ways To Feel Happier When Commuting

Hate Commuting? Here’s 3 Ways To Feel Happier When Commuting

Hate commuting? Here how to find happiness on a boring or stressful commute – or at least hate your commute a lot less.

1. Play a grown up’s game of “I Spy.”

Curiously look for the interesting or the beautiful wherever you are.

If you’re commuting in a car or a bus, look for interesting license plates or unusual scenery.

If you’re commuting on a train, look around and see if can find someone wearing something unusual or reading a book with a quirky title etc..

This is actually a MINDFULNESS TOOL. It keeps you fully in the present – which is where the most happiness is to be found.

Paulo Cuelho says: “You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”

When you play a grown up’s game of “I Spy” – and get curious about finding cool and interesting things in your surroundings – you are fully awake and mindful – and can experience far more joy in your day.

2. Count your blessings – instead of counting the reasons you’re angry and/or bored on your commute.

Gratitude is a researched and famously known happiness booster.

So play a game in your head listing all the people, things and events you’re grateful for.

See if you can get the list to 100!

3. Reframe Commuting Time as Enlightenment Time

Listen to podcasts or audio books or read a book – so you reframe the journey as an opportunity to learn or be entertained.

Think happier. Think calmer.

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Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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